The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Critics

Domestic opposition has been robust, but U.S. participation is critical to protect American business interests in exploding Asian markets.

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Europe’s Front Door: The Refugee Crisis on Lesvos Island

Record numbers of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and other countries have crossed through Greece into Europe this year amid the world’s largest migration crisis in decades. This photo essay depicts a typical day on the island of Lesvos this summer, as lived by the hundreds arriving on its shores each day.

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Unleashing the Power of the Atom, Take Two

A new generation of reactors may be the answer to the dilemma of nuclear waste disposal.

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Volume 39:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

The editorial staff of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is pleased to bring you our latest issue, Winter Volume 39:1. The Winter 2015 volume reviews the events that defined 2014 and examines the complex set of decisions required to manage these crises, from the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, to Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea, and the Ebola crisis.

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From Crisis to Opportunity: The 2015 Global Opportunities Forum

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs’ yearlong conversation series on the five issues where we believe crisis can give way to opportunity in 2015.

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The Kremlin is Winning the Media War and the West Needs a Strategy

April 30, 2015 by James M. Baker

How do we preserve freedom of speech and democratic principles when they are deployed against us by those who clearly do not respect them? And how should we respond to such assaults without infringing on our own right to freedom of expression?

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Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, Its Implications and Challenges

April 30, 2015 by Shurooq Amin
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In a discussion on women’s empowerment, it is crucial to consider definitions and examples of empowerment outside of a Western perspective. Contrary to what many people in the West may think, women in the Arab world, while they face many barriers, in some cases are more empowered and enjoy more rights than stereotypically perceived. In […]

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Gendered Perceptions: The Problematic Impact of Stereotypes in the Media

April 14, 2015 by Jennifer Hoewe
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Recognizing gender stereotypes better equips us to critically examine the media content we consume and learn about the many fascinating women we take for granted every day.

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2015: The Year for Strengthening the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

April 2, 2015 by Iveta Cherneva
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All eyes in 2015 are on the United Nations. The new development plan to succeed the Millennium Development Goals will be announced this year, but another UN process—equally important to human well-being—is gaining speed: the strengthening of the UN human rights treaty bodies.

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